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Muerto21 Jun 2013 3:49 a.m. PST

Hi all,

This is not an area of history I have any real knowledge of, so I'll ask those who do.

Of the available 1/600 models for the periods listed in the title, which are most historically accurate? Xyston, Skytrex, or some other brand I have missed?

Also, can anyone suggest any books on the topic?

Cheers!

altfritz Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 3:55 a.m. PST

Langton? (maybe not the right scale?)

Muerto21 Jun 2013 4:05 a.m. PST

Hi Altfritz,

Thanks for the tip. Both 1:1200 and 1:300 look too fiddly for opposite reasons. 1:600 looks a good middle ground.

vojvoda Inactive Member21 Jun 2013 4:32 a.m. PST

I have Valliant, Langston, Xyston, and Navwar. There is another I have that is out of the states but can not remember the name. If I was set on 1/600 I would go with Xyston. Langston are by far the best out there and Valliant Ramming Speed line is 1/900 I seem to remember. Valiant would be a close second.

VR
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Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 5:27 a.m. PST

I was going to suggest you also look at the Roman Seas paper ships, but if you're anti-fiddly, those are probably not a good option for you. I like 1/300 as 6mm is my scale for just about everything.

Doug

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 5:28 a.m. PST

I was going to suggest you also look at the Roman Seas paper ships, but if you're anti-fiddly, those are probably not a good option for you. I like 1/300 for galleys as 6mm is my scale for just about everything (ancient or not).

Doug

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 5:46 a.m. PST

Considering that we know next to nothing for certain about the larger galleys of the period it would be quite difficult to say which range is 'accurate'.

Most have a fair degree of 'interpretation' of the known facts but I'd say that, dimension-wise, Xyston are the worst – far too high out of the water. They look good nonetheless. Langton probably the closest on the same condition.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian21 Jun 2013 5:54 a.m. PST

Hey Muerto, if you end up looking seriously at Valiant 1/900 let me know. I have a bunch that I tried to sell earlier this year. Valiant are from the Antony and Cleopatra era.

VSB

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